Cageless Environment Exposure
As you are considering your decision to use Waggle Bros for your pet care needs please understand that leaving your dog with Waggle Bros is not unlike taking a child to day care, school or camp. There are exposures associated with congregating animals together in a “cageless” environment. Educate yourself thoroughly about boarding your dog through an internet search and discussing same with your veterinarian.
Please do not hesitate to call Everett on his cell at 305-335-0110 if you would like to discuss directly with him. Through our operational policies and our commitment to sanitation and hygiene we take every step possible to minimize the potential risk of conflict, illness and fleas or ticks but they are impossible to eliminate.
We would like to draw attention below to some situations that can occur during boarding at Waggle Bros or any “cageless” facility.
At Waggle Brothers these exposures are completely inconsequential to our business.
Rest assured Waggle Bros. is a safe, fun, clean, healthy and carefree environment for your pet:
Recreation at Waggle Bros. is a "full contact sport". Cuts, bites, or abrasions are possible resulting from the interaction during recreation of your dogs in our care. One can rest comfortably knowing that we absolutely do not have vicious or aggressive dogs at Waggle period but dogs do have teeth and toe nails and use them when engaging one another at times resulting in cuts or abrasions. While Waggle Bros staff are very attentive to your dog/s behavior and interactions it is possible for minor cuts, bites, or abrasions to go unnoticed. Such injuries again are inconsequential to our business and as a practical matter are almost non-existent for dogs under 20 pounds.
The Bordetella vaccination does not make your dog immune to upper respiratory infection or tracheobronchitis commonly referred to as kennel or canine cough. First of all the vaccination is not 100% effective and there are other agents (viral/bacterial) for which there are no vaccinations) that can cause this condition. A better analogy cannot be drawn than comparing this condition to the common cold or flu in humans. The symptoms and contagious characteristics are very similar.
If your pet has had very little exposure to dogs congreagted in large numbers especially indoors they may be more susceptible to Canine Cough.
just like when your kids went to day care of school for the first time.
We do not have infestations of fleas or ticks at Waggle Bros but this does not mean that they never show up on the property. Your dogs must come to Waggle Bros flea and tick free and must be on flea and tick prevention.
When coming to Waggle Bros your dogs are experiencing a change in their environment. Just like people dogs react to environmental change differently. Some get overly excited or experience anxiety and or stress. Both states can cause diarrhea in a dog while at our facility or upon returning home. Dogs can also transmit microscopic parasites or viral and bacterial conditions to one another even thru microscopic bits of feces.
Dogs can also transmit eye infections to one another just like humans.
Dogs just like humans can have immune systems of differing strengths and the excitement and stress of boarding and related environmental change can affect such making them more susceptible to contagious conditions.
Please understand that Waggle Bros does NOT pay for veterinary charges associated with any of the foregoing situations. It is beyond our control to absolutely prevent these conditions in a “cageless” boarding/daycare setting. Please see Emergency Policy and Release Agreement.
After boarding your dog may be sleep more than usual for a day or two. Remember he/she has been getting long hours of recreation time at Waggle Bros and experiencing a change in environment. Losing some weight is also possible. Some dogs bark a lot or more than usual at Waggle Bros. This can cause hoarseness just like if your son/daughter or you scream a lot at a rock concert or sporting event.
We are proud to say that 98% of the dogs at Waggle Bros on any given day are returning customers!
Thank you for placing your confidence in Waggle Bros.
Maria, Everett and the Waggle Bros family